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COSHH in the Food Industry

Our COSHH in the Food Industry training course will give the learner knowledge of the COSHH rules and how to produce an assement for a relatively small business.

COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) covers those substances, many of which are readily available in every workplace, which either over time, or in the short term, cause a hazard to workers. In the food industry, there are many substances which are potentially hazardous, from strong chemical cleaners and degreasers, to natural substances like vinegar or the sap from vegetables and flowers which over time can cause asthma, allergic reactions or dermatitis through skin contact.

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who may come into contact with harmful substances at work.

Course aim

The aim of this COSHH in the Food Industry training course is to give the learner the required level of knowledge needed to understand the CoSHH rules, to be able to produce a CoSHH risk assessment for a small business, or follow a prepared assessment.

Course content

This online course covers the following topics:

  • Cleaning chemicals
  • Hazardous substances
  • CoSHH regulations 2002
  • Hazards in the food industry
  • Risk assessment – the 5 steps
  • Safety data sheets
  • New labels
  • Common food allergies
  • Allergic reaction
  • Hazardous substances causing reactions
  • Precautions
  • Welfare facilities
  • Chemical storage
  • Permit to work
  • Recording
  • Health surveillance
  • Review the assessment
  • Emergencies
  • Training
  • Sample forms

Course duration

The average time required to complete the learning is approximately 2 - 2 and a half hours, however the course is designed to go at the pace of the learner and can be completed in more time if needed.


The online assessment for the course consists of 30 multiple choice questions. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve a 75% pass mark (23 or above) to obtain the certificate.


On successful completion of the COSHH in the Food Industry course assessment, the candidate will be able to print/save their certificate. In addition to this, an e.mail is sent to the candidate containing a link to the certificate. This is the simplest, most convenient way to achieve compliance. Also, a QR code has been added to the certificate, which can be scanned by a smartphone to establish the certificate’s validity.

£25.00 + VAT per person

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